October 18th, 2017

Smarter (Sour) Sweets

FACTOR-IN/FACTOR-OUT™

We’ve scoured supermarkets and restaurants to find healthy FFactor™ approved food swaps for high-calorie favorites. Now you can satisfy your cravings without sabotaging your waistline.*

Bears vs. Worms, a sour candy showdown.

Goblins and ghouls, eyeballs and gore – candy aside, the weeks surrounding Halloween are a witches brew of references that belong in the graveyard. Still, we’re going to play by those rules, which (or should we say WITCH), is why creepy crawly neon sour gummy worms are under the magnifying glass in this rendition of Factor In/ Factor Out.  Truth be told, we don’t condone the eating of worms normally (though they do have some protein), and candy sour crawlers are no exception (sorry, Trolli!). What’s creepier than a bag full of worms, albeit candy ones? Just 25 gummi crawlers contains 39g of carbohydrates–that’s more than a 10-piece order of McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets, with dipping sauce! A good portion of crawlers’ carbs come right from sugar, too–talk about scary stuff!

Fortunately, for all you sour fans out there, there’s no need to fear, we have a swap you can pucker up to after all: Smart Sweets.

Smart Sweets Seriously Sour gummy bears are a candy that you can seriously feel good about eating, seriously! With only 2g sugar per serving, these less-scary bears have a whopping 91% less sugar than those crawlers of equal weight—and they have double the amount of protein, too! But what gets us so seriously excited about Smart Sweets’ sour bears? Their fiber content! With ingredients like chicory root & tapioca Isomalto-oligosaccharides (IMO’s), a bag of these bears packs in a whopping 24g of soluble fiber! With 24g of the good stuff, Smart Sweets’ bears slow digestion and help you to feel fuller, longer–smart, huh?!

Last but not least, Smart Sweets are also free of a lot of frightening things: they’re non-GMO, contain no bats, have no artificial colors or ingredients, and allergen-free; no peanuts, tree nuts, or sugar alcohols and are dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free. No tricks whatsoever, these bears are all treats!

Smart Sweets ships to the U.S. and Canada. To order through their site, click here.

THIS PRODUCT IS A STEP 2 FOOD. 

TO JOURNAL THIS PRODUCT: Smart Sweets Sour Gummy Bears – 33g carbohydrate, 24g fiber

*Are you interested in having a product featured in Factor-In/Factor-Out? Contact Jessica Rossman for details.